Ben Carson is catching fire after give a cringeworthy speech Monday to the Housing and Urban Development employees referring to slaves as “immigrants.”
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
Twitter exploded, of course, but one tweet that perfectly captured the emotion of the masses was sent by none other than Samuel L. Jackson, or should we say Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction. The renowned actor isn’t afraid to throw shots on the social media app and had this to say to Carson.
OK!! Ben Carson….I can't! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) March 6, 2017
From the capitalized letters to the heavy dosage of exclamation marks, the tweet can’t help us think that Jackson channeled his inner Jules in the “say what again scene” from Quentin Tarantino’s classic film.
He wasn’t the only one outraged though. Twitter wasn’t having it with Ben’s ridiculous speech either.
— NAACP (@NAACP) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson: Slaves were immigrants who came to America to reach their dreams
Ben Carson's great-grandmother: pic.twitter.com/6uuqxoCWCU
— Its Shanahan's Fault (@_fortheloveofAj) March 6, 2017
Ben Carson referred to slaves as immigrants at the bottom of a slave ship with dreams. (Yup, he's definitely in the sunken place)
— T. (@_topTIERney) March 6, 2017
They were people forcibly enslaved by other people who denied their humanity. Stop romanticizing human bondage & atrocity. @SecretaryCarson
— Only4RM (@Only4RM) March 6, 2017
☝️Really, Ben Carson? Slaves weren't "dreaming," they were living a real "nightmare," the kind of horror you could never imagine or define.
— Jermaine Watkins✍ (@JermaineWatkins) March 6, 2017
Everyone at Ben Carson right now. pic.twitter.com/dmGQT516zb
— Indigo Commentaries (@Indi_Comments) March 6, 2017
For his next surgical feat Ben Carson will try to remove his head from his ass
— Malcolm❎ (@LVRDSNVRDIE) March 6, 2017
Maybe Ben Carson should have been appointed to a position with a somewhat lower profile like Secretary of Manila Envelopes. #immigrants
— Marco Romano (@RomanoMarko) March 6, 2017
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